Seared Tuna Tataki Recipe (With Sesame And Soy Dressing)
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Pan Seared Tuna Tataki Recipe (With Sesame And Soy Dressing)

This pan seared tuna tataki recipe takes less than 10 minutes to make. It's quick, healthy and so delicious. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Japanese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Author Blondelish


  • 1 long tuna block about 350g/12oz
  • 1 Tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp sprouts to garnish
  • 2 Tbsp sliced red chili to garnish

Tuna Tataki Dressing Recipe:

  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • 1 spring onion finely sliced


  • In a small bowl, mix together all Tataki sauce ingredients and set aside.
  • Heat a bit of oil in a non-stick pan over high heat.
  • Place the tuna on a clean board or plate and season generously with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Sear the tuna for 15-20 seconds on each side, and be careful not to overcook.
  • Transfer the cooked tuna on a clean board and let it rest for about 5 minutes.
  • Slice it thinly and make sure you cut against the grain, then set it on your serving plate.
  • Garnish the tuna with sprouts, chili slices, and sesame seeds. 
  • Serve with Tataki sauce and Enjoy!


! Please read the tips and tricks in the article before making this recipe!